Hayward Industries

  • Human Resources Manager

    Job Locations US-NC-Clemmons
    Posted Date 3 months ago(8/14/2018 9:15 AM)
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  • Overview

    Hayward Pool Products, a division of Hayward Industries, Inc. is the largest manufacturer of residential swimming pool equipment in the world, with a significant presence in the commercial pool market that is continuously growing. Headquartered in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Hayward designs, manufactures and markets a full line of residential and commercial pool and spa equipment including pumps, filters, heating, cleaners, salt chlorinators, automation, lighting, safety, flow control and energy solutions. 

    For over 80-years, Hayward has been enhancing pool ownership by manufacturing cutting edge, advanced pool and spa equipment. Hayward listens to our customers’ needs and makes sure they are implemented during the design and manufacturing process.  The goal is to become the preferred brand of choice with every residential and commercial swimming pool and spa. 


    We are seeking a Human Resource Manager for our flagship facility in Clemmons, NC.   The HR manager will be the first point of contact for production employees, supervisors and managers across all three shifts to provide counsel, coaching, and support on HR fundamentals and employee related concerns.

    Employee relations, employee development, policy administration, worker's compensation, safety, and project work.


    Employee relations, employee development, policy administration, worker's compensation, safety, and project work.

    • Provides HR policy guidance and interpretation

    • Provide advice and counsel to managers and employees to ensure consistent application and integration of policies, procedures and practices at 100% compliance to promote an ethical and compliant work environment.

    • Understands Federal laws and can provide guidance to managers and employees on various leave policies (STD, FMLA, Military Leave)

    • Works closely with management and employees to improve work relationships, build morale, and increase productivity and retention

    • Manages and resolves various employee relations issues and/or grievances. Conducts effective, thorough, objective investigations.

    • Ensure that all employee relations issues are properly identified, reported, investigated and resolved.

    • Maintains in-depth knowledge of legal requirements related to day-to-day management of employees, reducing legal risks and ensuring regulatory compliance. Partners with the legal department as needed.

    • Provide production employees and managers with an available first point of contact for questions and guidance on fundamental HR topics and issues; escalates concerns beyond their scope to Clemmons Director of HR; navigates employees and managers to HR services when it is more the appropriate resources.

    • Partner with Clemmons Director of HR to execute business-specific HR strategies..

    • Execute key HR processes,including compensation planning and compliance.

    • Conduct HR training and support for functional processes ( Harassment, leadership, etc.)

    • Assist with other HR special projects or initiatives as needed.

    • Report all injuries to Worker’s Compensation Insurance Carrier.

    • Follow up on the progress of all open Worker’s Comp cases, and promote Early Return to Work policy for applicable candidates

    • Investigate accidents with injured employees, managers, and departments leaders.

    • Coordinate available outside assets and resources to grow and expand safety programs

    • Coordinate DOT training and reviews as needed

    • Initiate and required monthly, quarterly and annual OSHA, MSHA, and DOT forms and paperwork as directed

    • Maintain required log-books, safety records, open paperwork, and completed documentation as required.

    • Identify hazards and make recommendations for system and safety improvements

    • Partners with production managers and supports recruiting efforts for the hourly un-skilled operator level and staff accordingly to meet production demands.

    • Lead other site-wide HR projects as necessary, working across multiple groups and shifts.

    • Lead other HR projects across mulitple facilies, as directed.  

    • Maintain and protect confidential data with the utmost scrutiny, judgment, and care.


    • BS/BA degree; preferably in Business Administration, HR Management.

    • Minimum of 7 years progressive experience in HR, with at least 5 years in a generalist role covering the following areas: change management, organizational effectiveness/development, policy development and administration, recruitment/selection, compensation, employment law, positive employee relations, Safety Compliance, HRIS and/or employee and management training/development.

    • Experience supporting a diverse client group including manufacturing and non-manufacturing clients ranging from hourly operating associates to professional business functions.

    • Bilingual (English/Spanish) strongly desired

    • SPHR or PHR certification desired.

    Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

    • Able to effectively leverage and lead teams across multiple shifts

    • Customer-centric mindset and actions for the function and businesses supported.

    • Demonstrated flexibility and agility and ability to influence cross-functionally in responding to business and environmental needs and driving execution in complex, matrixed organization.

    • Ability and desire to promote and foster a team environment.

    • Understands how to strategically partner with key business clients.

    • Able to effectively lead and provide impact in a structure/organization with informal accountability.

    • Be proactive and “take charge” on leading initiatives based on internal customer and/or business needs

    • Maturity in dealing with complex situations, changes, and requirements and comfortable operating in and making decisions in ambiguous settings.

    • Organizational savvy to apply managerial courage and maintain relationships when confronted with complex and/or difficult situations.

    • Results driven to achieve timely results while multitasking.

    • Analytical skills demonstrating the ability to extract, format, analyze and interpret data.

    • Demonstrated ability to lead project teams through influence and by focusing on the team goal and simplifying the process to achieve it.

    • Possesses key process skills such as consulting, problem-solving, evaluation/diagnosis, workshop and meeting design and facilitation.

    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, PowerPoint, Excel) as a tool to present a program and gain buy-in, influence a decision, and drive key analysis.

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